Five Reasons to Visit the Singapore Sevens

Five Reasons to Visit the Singapore Sevens

by | Sep 28, 2016 | Blog, Rugby

With just over two months to go until the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series kicks off, we thought we’d whet your appetite with a list of reasons to visit the Singapore Sevens. Singapore will welcome the World Sevens Series to its National Stadium in April 2017 for the eighth tournament of the competition. The series promises a non-stop thrill ride of exhilarating action and breathtaking athleticism in some of the world’s most exciting destinations. So why choose the Singapore leg of the series? Here are our top five reasons to visit the Singapore Sevens: Singapore is a city like no other Also known as the ‘Lion City’ and the ‘Garden City’, Singapore is the world’s only island city-state. Consisting of one main island and 62 islets at the southernmost tip of peninsular Malaysia, the city-state celebrated 50 years of independence last year. It’s one of the most influential cities in the world, and a global frontrunner in commerce, finance and social policy. But what makes Singapore so exciting is that, unlike any other in the world, it’s a city of contrasts. The phrase ‘melting pot’ was never so apt. With a multitude of different cultures influencing everything from architecture to cuisine, Singapore is a truly unique city. Futuristic skyscrapers rub shoulders with smoky temples; luxurious shopping malls give way to rainforests teeming with wildlife; cool cocktail bars sit beside vibrant street food markets. Singapore is a feast of culture, colour and contemporary luxury, and no matter how long you stay there’s always more to discover. Singapore is a global shopping destination   Singapore is world famous as a shopping...
Corporate Sports Experiences With a Difference

Corporate Sports Experiences With a Difference

Are you looking for corporate sports experiences with a difference? BAC Sport have been arranging sports tours for over 20 years. When it comes to entertaining clients, our knowledge and expertise are second-to-none. Whether it’s a weekend at the glamorous Monaco Grand Prix, a sales incentive to the Dubai Rugby Sevens or rewarding staff with a city break to Barcelona to watch the El Clasico, we’ve got a package to suit you. A new era of corporate entertaining During the 2008 recession the corporate entertaining world came to a screeching halt. Before that, companies enjoyed putting on regular corporate events, either to entertain clients or reward staff. This didn’t come cheap. The introduction of the Bribery Act in 2010 and a fragile market meant the industry survivors had to adapt to a new era of corporate entertaining. Gone are the requirements of corporate round tables and seated dinners. They’re being replaced with less formal environments, with gourmet buffets opening up more networking opportunities. It’s no longer just about supplying a constant flow of food and drink. Don’t get us wrong – that’s still an important part of the experience. But now it has to meet new levels of expectations, not least for all the new-age foodies looking for a unique culinary experience. Time to adapt BAC Sport understands that times have changed, and new demands need to be met in order to secure corporate business. Our corporate sports experiences create an environment where you can engage directly with your clients. We help you provide a memorable experience, personal to your business requirements and in line with your marketing objectives. Corporate sports experiences with...
Contenders for the World Rugby Sevens: Are Fiji Unstoppable?

Contenders for the World Rugby Sevens: Are Fiji Unstoppable?

Rugby sevens has just made a thrilling debut at the Olympics in Rio – and Fiji have made history by winning their country’s first ever Olympic medal. After breezing through the tournament, the Fijian dream team demolished Great Britain 43-7 to win gold in an embarrassingly one-sided final. Fiji’s power, flair and athleticism set them several classes apart and, for GB, there can be no shame in losing against such an outrageously talented team. The celebrations in Fiji are set to go on for some time, with rugby being something of a religion to the Pacific island nation. Marrying Fijian flair with English discipline English coach Ben Ryan has harnessed the Fijian side’s natural offloading game and brought order to their chaos with a more regimented approach to training. He banned alcohol, controlled food portions and confiscated phones for the duration of tournaments. And the discipline has paid off. Since the start of his tenure in 2013, Ryan has led Fiji to back-to-back World Series wins – and can now add Olympic gold to that collection of titles. Fiji recognised his efforts by awarding him one of the country’s highest civil honours. On Ryan’s return from Rio, President Jioji Konrote made him a Companion of the Order of Fiji at a ceremony in Suva. The World Rugby Sevens Series – who can stop Fiji? The 2015-16 World Rugby Sevens Series was the biggest to date. With sevens’ popularity at an all-time high after the Olympics, the next series looks set to be even bigger. The series’ iconic blend of exhilarating action, unforgettable moments, exotic destinations and a festival atmosphere...
British Open 2016: Will This Be the Year of the Underdog?

British Open 2016: Will This Be the Year of the Underdog?

2016 has been quite the year of the underdog. First there was Danny Willett’s dramatic victory at the Masters, making him the first Englishman in 20 years to win the title. Then, just as we were getting over Leicester City’s spectacular Premier League win, Wales beat the world’s number 2-ranked side Belgium to reach the semi-finals of the Euros. And who predicted England’s 3-0 whitewash of the Wallabies down under? Not us, that’s for sure. So with the British Open now upon us, we can’t help wondering whether we might be in for another thrilling underdog story. The British Open returns to Troon This year’s tournament will be hosted at Royal Troon on Scotland’s rugged west coast. Founded in 1878, Troon is one of golf’s most prestigious and challenging courses. The course has a reputation for outsider victories. Eight Opens have been played here in the past and, for five of the winners, Troon has been their only Major championship. In 1989, Mark Calcavecchia birdied the 18th hole twice in one day, beating Wayne Grady and Greg Norman in a three-way playoff to win the title. In 1997, Justin Leonard went into the final round five shots back – but a sensational final round of 65 saw him end up three clear. And let’s not forget the Open’s most recent outing at Troon in 2004. In one of golf’s great upsets, Todd Hamilton got the better of four-time Major winner Ernie Els in a playoff. Will this year see another surprise winner lift the Claret Jug? Why not? Here are five underdogs looking for their 15 minutes of fame...
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: a Firm Favourite on the F1 Calendar

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: a Firm Favourite on the F1 Calendar

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has taken place every year since 2009 and has grown to become a firm favourite on the F1 calendar. Taking place in late November, visitors can enjoy Abu Dhabi’s warm temperatures without the high humidity experienced during other months. This modern Emirate is a popular holiday destination. Emirates and Etihad run regular direct flights to Abu Dhabi from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh, making it easily accessible in just under seven hours. The Yas Marina circuit is located on Yas Island, approximately 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi City. With plenty of four and five-star city hotels, shopping malls, beaches and tourist attractions, it’s no surprise Abu Dhabi is so popular. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: the race Since the inaugural race in 2009, we’ve seen a lot of championship titles won here at the last race of the season. Sebastian Vettel has achieved the most wins at the circuit, dominating for the first few years whilst he was at Red Bull. In more recent years, a battle has played out between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Hamilton won double points in 2014 to become Drivers’ Champion, while Rosberg took first place on the podium in 2015. The tension continues to build this season between Hamilton and Rosberg, and it’s likely the Mercedes teammates will battle it out again this November. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: the viewing Grandstands In our eyes, the Yas Marina circuit is unlike any other. When it was designed it took on a completely different feeling from any other F1 circuit. Rather than having ten or twenty different grandstands like in Monza...